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How to Practice Away from Your Instrument (to Improve Your Jazz Playing)

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One thing I hear all the time is “I don’t have time to practice”. I got a day job, I got to commute to work every day. I got kids and a family when I get home or I’ve got school.

There are always things in life that stop us from practicing and improving as jazz musicians on our instrument. And I totally get that, I’m busy as well.

But I want to go over 3 things that you can practice today without even being around your instrument at all.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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